advanced

[ ad-vanst, -vahnst ]
/ ædˈvænst, -ˈvɑnst /

adjective

placed ahead or forward: with one foot advanced.
ahead or far or further along in progress, complexity, knowledge, skill, etc.: an advanced class in Spanish; to take a course in advanced mathematics; Our plans are too advanced to make the change now.
pertaining to or embodying ideas, practices, attitudes, etc., taken as being more enlightened or liberal than the standardized, established, or traditional: advanced theories of child care; the more advanced members of the artistic community.
far along in time: the advanced age of most senators.

Nearby words

  1. advance guard,
  2. advance man,
  3. advance notice,
  4. advance poll,
  5. advance ratio,
  6. advanced credit,
  7. advanced degree,
  8. advanced gas-cooled reactor,
  9. advanced higher,
  10. advanced level

Origin of advanced

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at advance, -ed2

Related formswell-ad·vanced, adjective

Origin of advance

1200–50; Middle English avauncen < Anglo-French, Old French avanc(i)er < Vulgar Latin *abantiāre, verbal derivative of Late Latin abante in front (of) (Latin ab away from, off + ante before); ad- by mistaking a- for a-5 in the 16th cent.

Related formsad·vanc·ing·ly, adverbo·ver·ad·vance, verb, o·ver·ad·vanced, o·ver·ad·vanc·ing, nounun·ad·vanc·ing, adjective

Synonym study

13. Advance, move on, proceed all imply movement forward. Advance applies to forward movement, especially toward an objective: to advance to a platform. Proceed emphasizes movement, as from one place to another, and often implies continuing after a halt: to proceed on one's journey. Move on is similar in meaning to proceed; it does not, however, imply a definite goal: The crowd was told to move on.

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for advanced


British Dictionary definitions for advanced

advanced

/ (ədˈvɑːnst) /

adjective

being ahead in development, knowledge, progress, etcadvanced studies
having reached a comparatively late stagea man of advanced age
ahead of the timesadvanced views on religion

advance

/ (ədˈvɑːns) /

verb

noun

See also advances

Derived Formsadvancer, nounadvancingly, adverb

Word Origin for advance

C15: advauncen, altered (on the model of words beginning with Latin ad-) from C13 avauncen, via Old French from Latin abante from before, from ab- away from + ante before

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for advanced
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with advanced

advance

see in advance; make advances.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.